Illinois - Anna Tivel
The Pacific Northwest is a hotbed of musical talent and has produced many excellent musicians. Our next LCM featured artist Washington state born singer-songwriter Anna Tivel is now based in Oregon's capital Portland. She has just released her new album 'Small Believer' on the wonderfully titled 'Fluff & Gravy Records'. Anna Tivel has spent some quality hours in a dodge caravan repeating lyrical lines over and over until the words fall in time with the windshield wipers. A nationally touring artist with a deep love of quiet stories, Anna is beginning to carve a place for herself in the songwriting world. She was recently chosen a winner of both the Telluride Troubadour Contest and the Kerrville New Folk Contest, placed second at the Rocky Mountain songwriting contest, and has shared the stage with heroes and friends alike. Our LCM #TrackOfTheDay is one of the lead singles a live version of the beautiful 'Illinois'. (Thank you for the tip Neil King)
Anna was raised in the forest and farmland of rural northern Washington and currently calls Portland, Oregon home. Her songs reflect both the stark colors of small town life, and the hard, sharp lines of the city. Her last album, 'Heroes Waking UP', was produced by guitar mastermind Austin Nevins (Josh Ritter, Anais Mitchell, Kris Delmhorst), and released on Portland’s well-loved Fluff and Gravy Records. Folk Radio UK called it, "a superb and sublime album from a voice that deserves to be shouted from the highest rooftops.” Her previous album, 'Before Machines', was hailed by No Depression as “raw, yet superbly composed and executed, intelligent, personal and deeply expressive.”
Her latest album 'Small Believers' was released on September 29th.